Food and beverage supply is the biggest global franchise sector. Yet it still manages to have plenty of room for growth and an abundant supply of innovations and new initiatives.
There are franchise opportunities available of all shapes and sizes, from every ethnic origin and food type. This includes well-established hospitality industry brand names and smaller, emerging concepts.
So, you could opt for the fast-growing Costa Coffee model, or take a chance on new UK players such as Canadian coffee chain Tim Horton. Jump on the successful Subway bandwagon, or become one of the pioneers introducing Taiwan's phenomenally successful kitsch Dazzling Cafes to the UK.
Demand for restaurants, cafes and pubs shows no signs of slowing down and the British have become more experimental in their eating out habits. In fact, the continuing rise of key brands in this franchise sector – including Starbucks and McDonalds – illustrates the passion the British have for eating and drinking out.Pundits believe that by 2019, the UK’s food service sector will be worth a phenomenal £10 billion.
Food service franchises are also at the forefront of modern customer service technology – with increasing numbers of venues and brands offering remote ordering for example. In some food establishments – such as the fledgeling Amazon Go concept – you can walk into the shop and take your items, then walk out again with no human interaction at all.
The efficiency of this fast advancing food service technology means pressure points are alleviated and it is possible to make more money from a hospitality business than ever before. However, the growing sophistication of the industry can mean that independents building from the ground up can quickly find that initial investment and running costs outweigh profit margins.
The backing of a parent company provides franchisees with the expertise, equipment and management support to fill food and beverage niches, using tried and trusted formulas.
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